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Clinical Innovations in Telehealth: Treatment of PTSD in the Context of COVID-19

10:00am - June 9, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
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Registration Deadline: June 9, 2020
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For a subset of individuals affected by COVID-19, events related to the global pandemic may lead to PTSD symptoms. For others, the pandemic and related stressors may exacerbate existing PTSD symptoms. This talk will guide attendees through what the state of the science is to date on PTSD and COVID-19 and how it may affect implementation of treatment of existing or new PTSD symptoms.


womanDebra Kaysen, PhD ABPP is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Kaysen’s area of specialty both in research and clinical work is in treatment for those who have experienced traumatic events including treatment of PTSD and related disorders across a variety of populations and settings. Dr. Kaysen is currently the President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Dr. Kaysen is currently involved in helping develop and implement coping strategies for healthcare workers dealing with mental health concerns related to COVID-19.


womanShannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD is a clinical psychologist and implementation researcher in the Dissemination and Training Division, and an Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her clinical work and research focus on training, implementation, and adaptation of cognitive behavioral therapies for individuals with PTSD, depression, suicidality, and anxiety. She regularly provides CBT and Cognitive Processing therapy training and consultation to therapists in the community and in the VA.



womanKaty Dondanville, PsyD, ABPP is an Associate Professor within the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Dondanville is the Director of Research at the Fort Hood STRONG STAR Research Consortium and the Program Director for the STRONG STAR Training Initiative.

Stanford SOMUTHSC San Antonio

Note: This is the final session of the Clinical Innovations in Telehealth Learning Series, a weekly online series targeting high-priority clinical issues for providers using telehealth. For more information on the series and to access resources from the series, please click here.

Note: CEUs are not available for these sessions.